An NBC News editor has drawn criticism for a tweet that compared a wounded war veteran to President Barack Obama.

During the State of the Union, Obama told the story of Army Ranger Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg, who nearly died on his 10th deployment after he was hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. He was in a coma for three months, partially paralyzed and brain damaged.


Wounded Army Vet Cory Remsburg Honored During SOTU Address


NBC News senior political editor Mark Murray tweeted, “Obama’s ending on Remsburg wasn’t just a story about America – it also was a story about Obama. Nothing has ever come easy.”

“Talk about a lack of understanding about the civil/military divide … Look at what Sgt. 1st Class Remsburg gave, 10 deployments, ranger battalion, combat on each and every single deployment, to compare that to a president  … shortsighted is a nice way to put it,” war veteran Pete Hegseth said.


TRANSCRIPT: President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address


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